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    Anyone who is depressed please read that.

    Ways to deal with depression. I fought depression my whole adult life, since I was 19. Now I'm 26. I was one of the lucky ones, where I had people that adored me and helped me in every way imaginable, I had therapy, though that didn't do it for me it doesn't mean it's not...
    valeriemls valeriemls 26-30, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    My body can almost endure a massive earthquake.

    My mind can barely survive a gentle shake.
    cakenibal cakenibal 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I've been let down yet again.

    I started cutting again too, and i don't even feel bad about it. Genuinely thought about cutting over my wrists, even have a note ready incase i ever do. Sad how life can push you to situations like this
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 4 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    so, I started using some natural stuff

    for depression, anxiety, stress ect.. and it has been a few months.. I feel better and I don't cry as much and don't feel sad, but I feel emptier than ever.. I don't really communicate with anyone, I keep my distance from friends and I ignore people.. I just feel like I don't...
    azarr azarr 18-21, F 51 mins ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    fjgreen95 fjgreen95 18-21, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    This isn't me giving up on life.

    Just me giving up on living it, if that makes any sense. Maybe I'm just pouting because I can't have my way, I don't know. All I know is this feels cold and empty to me
    DocHoliday78 DocHoliday78 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

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    More like lose to depression.

    It is all that I feel. I don't remember the last time I smiled, or felt happy. My cheeks are stained from crying, and my forehead bears wrinkles from the many times I have frowned. I just feel hopeless. I'm a mess.
    thedepressioninme thedepressioninme 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I'm having a bad night!

    Can't seem to get out of these dark place I'm in! I'm just so unhappy and miserable right now!
    Rose2123 Rose2123 18-21, F 54 mins ago

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    I no longer have the strength

    or will to battle depression. It's not just the pain, but the empty cold feeling that I know will never be gone. It's knowing that there is no running from this because this is just who I am. I'm medicated, I'm in therapy, but I'm still who I am. I don't know where to go...
    DocHoliday78 DocHoliday78 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Because no one doesn't seem to mind.

    And if they do, it's too late I already fallen into pieces.
    LavishLemon LavishLemon 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I've got the grandular fever.

    My friends think its a joke and always say that im a manwhore and that i always kiss every girl i see. I know they are joking, but still it hurts that they not take me seriously. My parents are even worse. They think im seeking attention and that i dont sleep enough. Thats not...
    xWikish xWikish 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I've learned that when I sit in the house

    for to long I mentally start to go insane.....I feel like I'm boxed in and can't get out......I get very depressed and suicidal.....I'm not working right now but my boyfriend is so when he's off he just wants to sit around the house but I wanna go out and do stuff since he has...
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm going through cutting withdrawals.

    They made me stop once I was released from the hospital. I thought it would end up helping but it's made me worse. I can't get out of bed anymore and feel as if the hospital just made it worse.
    Jacey97 Jacey97 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Dear people who don't understand depression,

    If you lived with my emotions and my brain. Eventually you would cry also. - sincerely, major depression disorder
    theoctopusesbowtie theoctopusesbowtie 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I need help making a decision.

    .. My depression has been really bad lately. It hasn't been this bad in a while. So tomorrow is my birthday. Tomorrow I'm also supposed to be going on a trip out of town with my university class, until Friday. The thing is... I really don't want to go. The reasons I don't want...
    heresmyhand heresmyhand 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    FREEDOM OF CHOICE'S Words that

    so many have fought and died for. Trying so hard just to get up and move around, my phone has been ringing all morning about doctors and test, three appointments and more test have been scheduled for the next few days..they have added meds. and changed some, I wish All this...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 7 hrs ago

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    I have just been discharged from my section

    and everything is worse than ever. I feel like they've just abandoned me and left me all alone to die. Like I'm not sick enough anymore. I miss the safety and security of the ward and feel worse than ever now I've got my wish and have been let out. For the first time in many...
    DespicableMind DespicableMind 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    This is one of my favorite posts.

    ..and it's how I feel about my friends here.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    As it gets later into today it's harder

    and harder to hold back these tears. Even on this website nobody understands what I am going through...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Your sad for no reason.

    Crying but you wouldn't even be able to explain why. You want to reach out to someone for help but what would you even say. And who would you tell who would really understand. Your alone in it and even when it's summer and nice out and you should be happy and enjoying life you...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I honestly don't think I can wait till untill

    Thursday to see my therapist. I feel emotionally dead and I just wish that I wasn't born. If I wasn't so many life's wouldn't be as miserable. My mum would if been able to go through college and not blame me for her life being miserable and she would be able to spend more time...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I honestly sometimes wonder

    why the **** I'm still here??
    aimsdisneyox aimsdisneyox 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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